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July 2019 Archives

Can you still work while receiving Social Security Disability?

There are so many pervasive myths about Social Security benefits. If you believe some of those myths, you may think that you don't have the option of applying for benefits when you might actually qualify for them. You could also make another mistake, like not disclosing pertinent information, that could leave you vulnerable in the future.

Does social media impact an SSD benefits application?

Texas residents, like their counterparts across the country, are very likely to post pictures and updates on social media. While many may find social media platforms a way to communicate with their friends, what they post can be used against them in certain cases. For example, the Social Security Administration recently decided it would analyze whether program integrity and fraud identification would be improved if social media networks were used in disability determinations. This means if a Social Security Disability benefits recipient posts their picture playing golf while claiming a back injury, it could affect their eligibility.

SSD benefits and the importance of the Listing of Impairments

Texans who are suffering from an illness, condition or disability might want to apply for Social Security disability benefits. When considering the options for applying and determining if the requirements are met, it is easy to ignore the basics. However, if the application is denied, it is frequently due to a basic mistake. To prevent these avoidable errors, it is wise to understand those basics and to have legal assistance from the beginning from an experienced SSD benefits attorney. Before moving forward with a claim, it is wise to know the importance of the Listing of Impairments.

When can I have a disability hearing if my SSI benefits stop?

Texans who are seeking or receiving Supplemental Security Income will either meet or have previously met the basic criteria of being blind, disabled, 65 and older and have limited income and resources. When these individuals are informed that the application was denied or that the benefits they are receiving will stop, it can be a worrisome time. Many will not know what to do to get the benefits or to restart them. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration provides the opportunity to have a disability hearing. Understanding when this can be done and what issues will be considered is an important factor in a case.